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ProBridge MAT

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MAT ProBridge is the perfect opportunity to acquire a BASI MAT education and join the BASI professional network. Our program credits the experience of the qualifying professional for previous Pilates education, study and work. Focus is placed on the principles and methodologies that represent the key differentiators between BASI and other teaching methods.

In addition to those individuals who have completed a different training program, we also encourage and welcome those students who have previously completed the BASI MAT Teacher Training Course to join and share an intense review of the work they did previously. Clarification and nuances of movement allow the BASI graduate to revisit the original material by honing their existing skills. The ProBridge program is not only for students of other disciplines but it's also a bridge if you did not qualify in becoming a Mat instructor first time round. 

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Program Modules

Consisting of all 6 Modules, you do not need to log all hours required for the Mat qualification but it is worth your while to do at least half before registering for centralised testing.  

  • If a student needs to transfer between Host locations within SA during a course, they may do so BUT additional transfer fees apply per transfer, please arrange with
The principles, the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, historical overview, safety.
Anatomy overview & terminology, joints, centre of gravity, cueing & imagery.
Anatomical movement analysis, muscles, aerobic & anaerobic exercise; the BASI Block system.
Principles of alignment, posture and posture assessment; types of faulty postures.
Effective exercise, contraindications for the spine, guidelines for successful teaching, being a teacher.
Exercise adaptation, exercise progression, modifications to exercise, using small equipment, constructing a complete and comprehensive program.


Students successfully completing the ProBridge program have 2 options:

  • Certificate option: to complete the BASI Mat program, you will need to complete and pass the Centralized Testing process with 70% & above. No hours are required but it's in your best interest to do some hours to assist with you passing your centralised testing.
  • Non Certificate option: No Centralised testing BUT then you only receive an attendance letter.

BASI Pilates South Africa offers an already discounted rate for once-off course payments and offers payment plans. If financing is an obstacle to you obtaining quality a Pilates education, please contact to discuss financial planning.

  • If a student needs to transfer between Host locations within SA during a course, they may do so BUT additional transfer fees apply per transfer, please arrange with


Course Costs

Item Once Off 6 Months 12 Months
Tuition R7 641.74 R8 405.91 R9 781.43
Registration R1250.00 R1250.00 R1250.00
Manuals R1050.00 R1050.00 R1050.00
Sub Total R9 941.74 R10 705.91 R12 081.43
VAT R1 491.26 R1 605.89 R1 812.21
Grand Total R11 433.00 R12 311.80 R12 571.39

Payment Plan

Item Once Off 6 Months 12 Months
Deposit (30%) R0.00 R3 693.54 R4 168.09
Installment R0.00 R1 436.38 p/m R810.46 p/m


  • Late Payments are subject to interest being charged on the outstanding amount.
  • A Debit Order Instruction needs to be completed for any Payment Plan.
  • Centralized testing is not included in the fees - See 2021 fees on the site


No refunds are given!

Students can transfer funds to a subsequent course at the same location or another course at a different host location within South Africa. Valid for 1 year from program start date.

No refunds are given if:

  • A student misses any modules of the program.
  • A student chooses to leave the program of her/his own volition.
  • A student fails to attend the program, following BASI Pilates notification of acceptance and confirmation by the student.
  • A student fails to attend the program without reasonable prior notification.

All Course fees are inclusive of VAT. A non–refundable registration fee of R1437.50 (including VAT) is due on registration and the balance of the once off payment is due at least 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you opted for the payment plan complete the Debit order Instruction and return it with your proof of payment of your 30% deposit which is due 4 weeks prior to the course start date and your first instalment will be deducted from your bank account between the 1-7 of every new month after the course starts.  

Course Requirements

  • Academic Study – 24 hours:

    All BASI Pilates Courses have a modular structure, which covers lectures, exercise analysis, practice and discussions. The theoretical component of the course is essential study. These hours are covered in the course. In the event that a student misses a module/s, private tuition is available from the Teacher Trainer at an hourly fee of R600.00 per hour, which is a cost to you over and above the course fee.

  • Practical Work – 40 hours:

    Practical Work is individual practice on the mat by the student. It can be done at any location, e.g. home, an affiliated studio or the host studio. Students can practice on their own or in groups at any time or at a time arranged between the studio and student. Practice hours can be obtained from after the first module of the course. Please ensure that you are familiar with the studio policies when making use of the host or affiliated studio’s facilities.

  • Observation – 15 hours:

    Observation hours require that the student observe how seasoned BASI Pilates instructors teach (mat & equipment) classes. Observation hours can be obtained at either a BASI host studio or an affiliated studio at a time arranged between the studio & student. Observation hours can be obtained from after the first module of the course. Please ensure that you are familiar with the studio policies when making use of the host or affiliated studio facilities. 50% of observation hours can be done through Pilates Interactive.

  • Apprentice Teaching – 30 hours:

    Teaching hours require that the student teaches an individual (any individual, even fellow students) or a group of people at any location.


Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to:

  • Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce these tenets to clients and students.
  • Assess posture and posture types, as well as detect postural deviations.
  • Solve problems and provide effective exercise solutions to many physical conditions.
  • Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates Mat work programs tailored to individual and group needs.
  • Adapt a class to different settings and environments.
  • Integrate small apparatus into a Mat class to achieve optimum results.
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer Mat work classes.
  • Analyze and understand the Pilates exercises based on anatomical and biomechanical principles.
  • Demonstrate high level and vast repertoire of classic Pilates exercises as well as a wide range of original BASI exercises.
  • Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual.
  • Establish a sound foundation before embarking on the CTTC

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